ANIMAL WORLD is the first English translation of MUNDO ANIMAL (1952), a collection of fantastic stories by a major Argentine writer, Antonio Di Benedetto (1922-1986). In each of the stories an animal enters the life of the narrator and becomes the focus of obsessive thought. Written simply, almost carelessly, the series of sixteen builds a sense of impending doom. Sometimes the story hinges on a pun, a distorted folktale, or an illogical association. The reader is drawn step by step into a world that is slowly transforming into Animal World. Angel Flores, the great popularizer of Latin American literature, found in these stories an "originality that makes them kin to works by Franz Kafka and James Joyce." This text is English only.
Used availability for Antonio Di Benedetto's Animal World
July 1996 : USA Hardback
July 1996 : USA Paperback